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Cooper Sophomore Rashad Vaughn Has a Gopher Offer and Loads of Potential

12/14/2011, 7:12pm CST
By Chris Monter

Vaugh recently scored 30 points at the Tip-Off Classic in front of the entire Gopher coaching staff.

Vaughn (#20 in white) received an offer from the Gophers at the Tubby Smith Team Camp this summer. He also has offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Arizona State, Iowa and Wisconsin and expect that list to just continue to grow.

Rashad Vaughn, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Robbinsdale Cooper, shined this past weekend at the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic as he scored 30 points in their 64-61 loss to Minneapolis DeLaSalle in front of the entire Minnesota Gopher coaching staff. caught up with Vaughn to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Vaughn received an offer from the Gophers at the Tubby Smith Team Camp this summer. He also has offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Arizona State, Iowa and Wisconsin and expect that list to continue to grow.


Vaughn attended a Gopher football earlier this fall and he and his Cooper teammates were guest at Tuesday night's’ basketball game versus Central Michigan.


Vaughn averaged 11.6 points per game last season as a freshman. The Hawks finished 19-10, losing to Osseo 74-50 in the second round of the Class AAAA, section semifinals. He scored in double figures in 17 of his 25 games with a season-high 24 points versus Chisago Lakes. caught up with Vaughn to learn the latest on his recruitment.

GH: You had a very good performance, but came up just a little bit short against DeLaSalle?. How do think that you played in the season opener?

RV: I think the first game went well. We played good defense. We shot the ball well and we just have to come to play hard the next game.

GH: There were quite a few coaches like Minnesota, Baylor and Iowa watching you play. Did you notice them?

RV: I noticed them. I saw Tubby and I saw the Baylor coach. That is all I saw, but I heard that there were going to be a lot of coaches here.  

GH: What things have you been really working on to continue to improve yourself as a player?

RV: Conditioning and my handles, especially when I get pressure. I am continuing to work on my shooting. 

GH: You had a good offensive game with 30 points, but what I thought was just as impressive was the defensive job you did when you guarding Reid Travis. Is that something you are taking pride in playing good defense?

RV: I went out there and wanted to guard Reid. He is strong, so I had to guard him. He is strong. He is a strong man. It felt good to guard him

GH: Are you two friends away from the court. Obviously, you are in the same Class of 2014 and are to of the better players in that class?

RV: We are friends, but we don’t really hang out. When we see each other, we say “What’s up?

GH: What are you hearing from the Gophers?

RV: They say just keep doing what I am doing and come to the Barn.

GH: Do you have a favorite school yet or is still too early?

RV: No, I’m just keeping my options open and liking everybody. 

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